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What is urology?

Consulant with patient Urology covers the management of diseases of the bladder and prostate as well as the study and treatment of disorders relating to incontinence, impotence, infertility and the management of cancer (such as prostate cancer) and reconstruction of the genito-urinary tract.

Reasons to see a consultant urologist

Some of the common concerns for seeing an urologist are:

  • Blood in the urine
  • Urge to urinate frequently
  • Leaking urine
  • Pain in the back or sides
  • Pain, stinging or burning during urination
  • A testicular mass
  • Difficulty urinating

Wide range of treatments

Urology conditions can cause a broad range of symptoms and it’s important to diagnose quickly, so it can be treated accordingly. The Urology departments at BMI Healthcare offer treatment for a wide range of urologic disorders and conditions including:

  • Prostate cancer
  • Vasectomy
  • Vasectomy reversal
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Enlarged prostate
  • Kidney stones
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Testicular lumps
  • Urologic cancers

The type of urologic treatment you will receive will depend on your symptoms and your condition. Your consultant urologist will assess your condition and give you their specialist opinion. If further diagnostic tests or treatments are required, these will be explained fully during your consultation.

Common urologic diagnostic tests

Investigative procedures undertaken by consultant urologists include:

  • Urography
  • Cystoscopy
  • Ultrasound
  • Urinalysis

Common urology surgical procedures include:

At BMI Healthcare we offer urological surgical procedures including:

  • Circumcision
  • Vasectomy
  • Prostatectomy
  • Resection and ablation of the prostate
  • Treatment of bladder and kidney stones
  • Hydrocoele (water on the testis)
  • Removal of the prostate, kidney or bladder for cancer
  • Removal of kidney for stone or infection

How BMI Healthcare can help

Urologic health at BMI Healthcare offers you fast, direct and convenient appointments with a consultant urologist. Your consultant may be able to reassure you that what you are experiencing is nothing to be concerned about or they can discuss treatment options that could relieve your symptoms so you can return to enjoying your life.

Together, you and your consultant urologist can decide the best route for you and develop a tailor made treatment package to achieve optimum results.